With one fell swoop, the wizards of Wolfsburg have transformed the ho-hum VW Scirocco from an also-ran into a supercoupe to be reckoned with. This VW (the fastest and most powerful machine ever to wear those initials in America) is ready for all corners."

Car and Driver 1986

At the heart of things is VW's new 16-valve cylinder head, boosting output of the 1.8-liter engine to 123 hp. 0-60 times are 8.1 seconds(thats faster than a 944)

July 1986 VW & Porsche